Sanding our assholes with 150 grit.

mouse burns down house

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4593682.stm
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 8th, 2006
That's fucking awesome. That cock deserved it.

Too bad he didn't end up on fire.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 8th, 2006
Good to see the little guy triumph...
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 8th, 2006
so we're all agreed? it was gods way of explaining that throwing a still-living mouse onto a fire is potentially rather cruel...
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 8th, 2006
No one was injured? What about the mouse? Is he stable, dead, in critical condition? Nobody knows, do they?
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 8th, 2006
here in new zealand you can be charged for running over an animal (rat, possum, whatever) on the road and not stopping to render assistance.

I dont know what the laws say about burnt mice though.
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 8th, 2006
I'm trying to compare this to the half-hour I spent peeling a mouse off mousepaper so I could let it go outside.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 9th, 2006
I did the same last week. It didn't turn out so well, unfortunately.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 9th, 2006
I beat a rat to death in an old apartment with a piece of 4x2

cleaning up was a bitch :)
Permalink Jesus H Christ 
January 9th, 2006
At work, we once chased a mouse down the hall to try to catch it and turn it loose outside. It ran behind the fridge in the lunch room, so we rolled that away from the wall, and tried to corner it... The poor little guy dropped dead!
Permalink Ward Bush 
January 9th, 2006
mmm...with us it's usually a matter of trying to save the mice from the cat(s). Last summer we'd find undentified internal organs (mouse/small bird size) on the patio most mornings...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
January 9th, 2006
Mouse paper isn't the best way, and stressfull for the mouse. Something like this is better:

http://www.abundantearth.com/store/mousetrap1.html

There are others. And they cost less than a half-hour charge out rate :)
Permalink el 
January 9th, 2006
Hey thanks, el - I'm gonna buy some of those and switch them out.

Philo
Permalink Philo 
January 9th, 2006
What kind of sick bastard would throw a mouse onto a fire? I'm glad his house burned down.

My cats take care of the problem quite nicely, although a few weeks ago they killed a mouse but didn't eat it, so I found the petrified remains in my closet. At least it wasn't still running around.

They are cute, though ... if they didn't leave poop all over the house it wouldn't bother me to see one once in a while.
Permalink Dana 
January 9th, 2006
I saw tiny footprints in the snow out back my house last snowfall, so I guess I should pick up a couple of those big green humane traps to see what I can snare.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
It looks sort of like that mouse in the picture is sitting on someone's teeth....

If only he had perished in the fire he could've had a Darwin.
Permalink I am Jack's rodent revenge 
January 9th, 2006
Looks like a gloved hand, to me.

Sidebar: When I went to McDonald's in Plainville last night, there was a pair of surgical gloves on the ground right beside where I parked.

Yeah.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 9th, 2006
One place I lived there was a family mouse (mother and 4 little ones) that was walking on my bed when I woke up.

I brought them to the woods after catching them in a bag with some food.

Later we had a solitary mouse living in the kitchen for months. It became so tame that it didn't hide when we entered the kitchen. It never bothered us.
Permalink Erik Springelkamp 
January 9th, 2006
Hmm. He was Burning Leaves, outside his house, in very dry and windy conditions?

I think the mouse was just an excuse. There was no mouse, he just wanted to seem like a lesser idiot.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 9th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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